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Rebels Invitational Volleyball Tournament

October 2, 2018

RRC will be hosting it’s annual MCAC exhibition Volleyball tournament this upcoming Thanksgiving weekend with both men’s and women’s teams competing. The draw starts Friday evening and concludes Saturday night. The tournament will use a Round Robin format, with 3rd and 1st place games. Below is the tournament draw and be sure to follow Rebels Twitter and Facebook for score updates and live streaming of games! Read More →

Rebels Weekend Wrap- Sept 27-29

October 2, 2018

The Rebels soccer teams passed the halfway mark of the MCAC season this weekend while the Rebels men’s basketball teams hosted a pair of exhibition games to start their season. Read More →

Tryout dates set for Rebels Volleyball teams

August 31, 2018

Being a part of the Rebels is about giving you a complete student experience as you take part in your studies.  It is about the thrill of competition, the pride of pulling on the jersey, and the friendships that will last a lifetime.

Women’s Volleyball: September 5, 7, 10, 12, 14 from 5pm to 7pm in the North Gym

Men’s Volleyball: September 4,6,11, 13, 14 from 5pm to 7pm in the North Gym

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Rebels Volleyball Start 2018/19 Season on November 2nd

June 28, 2018

The 2018/19 Rebels Volleyball teams open their season at home against the ACC Cougars, Friday November 2nd with 6:00pm and 7:30pm game times and again against the Cougars on Saturday November 3rd with 12:00pm and 1:30pm start times.

The MCAC Volleyball Championships will be held at Providence University College, February 23 & 24.

Below are the full  MCAC and RRC 2018/19 Volleyball schedules.

2018-19 MCAC Men’s Volleyball Schedule

2018-19 MCAC Women’s Volleyball Schedule

RRC Athletics Award Winners

March 23, 2018

Last night in the Prarie Lights Dining Room, Rebels Athletics celebrated another successful season and announced their end of year awards.

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2018 MCAC Women’s Volleyball Final Four Results

February 25, 2018

2018 Women’s Volleyball Final Four Results

Story by Neil Noonan/MCAC
The women’s top four team’s in the conference took the court at Red River College on Saturday to fight for their spot in the championship game.
All photos were taken by Lindsay Rowan.

#2 Red River College Rebels #3 Canadian Mennonite University Blazers

The Blazers began capitalizing on the Rebels misplays in the middle of the set taking an early 12-8 lead. Rebels coach of the year Dan McGregor took back to back timeouts hoping to correct course and sparked a small run from the team bringing the game within two. It remained close since then, but the Blazers finished it off winning the set 25-21.

Both teams traded five-point runs at the beginning of the second until a massive kill from Goodwin down the middle caused a Blazer timeout down 10-6. The Rebels really started to hit their stride midway through the set riding a streak of nice serves from Sara Meisner and some amazing hustle plays from all positions. The Rebels fought off a late comeback and won the set 25-20.

Lead changes continued to be a trend as neither team could put together a string of points in the third. The Rebels found their way to the hardwood more often than not making ball-saving plays after kills from the Blazers hitters. The Blazers made the first big run late in the set and never looked back, taking it 25-18.

The Blazers didn’t take their first lead in the fourth set until 17-16. Goodwin hit a patented side-swipe spike and followed it up with an ace to tie it up at 20, but two quick points from the Blazers forced a late timeout from the Rebels bench. Tension filled the gym as both teams traded a couple points with the Blazers leading 24-22 coming out of their own timeout. After a missed block, the ball found the floor, and the Blazers secured the fourth and final set.

#1 Providence University College Pilots #4 Assiniboine Community College Cougars

The Cougars put up a big fight in the first set with multiple highlight players from their All-Conference tandem, but the entirety of the Pilots deemed too strong taking it 25-18.

The cats clawed their way to four straight points to start the second before the crowd fell silent  Cougars second-year middle, Brittany Krahn, went down at the net with a non-contact knee injury. Despite the Cougars’ relentlessness, the Pilots started to find their stride midway through the set with a few big hits from their front line and finished off another set 25-18.


Pilots’ conference co-MVP Shayne Staerk wasn’t letting anything past her in the back row all game, and despite some huge hits from Cougars Erica Scott, the Pilots defence remained the difference maker finishing the final set with a double-digit 25-15 lead.

The Pilots will move on to played the Canadian Mennonite University Blazers in the championship final at 1:00PM.

Rebels WVB Ashley Goodwin named MCAC Co-MVP, Dan McGregor named MCAC WVB Coach of the Year

February 24, 2018

2018 Volleyball All-Conference Teams Announced

Story by Neil Noonan/MCAC
Congratulations to all of the talented, hard-working student-athletes and coaches who have been recognized for their performance during the 2018 volleyball season.
Check out many of the athletes below at our 2018 Volleyball Final Fours this weekend.

2018 MCAC Women’s Volleyball Co-Most Valuable Players

Shayna Staerk

Providence University Pilots

From Pilots head coach Kyle Guenther…
“Shayna is a special player. On to the court, she is a gifted athlete. Shayna is a very strong and efficient attacker. She also leads our team in digs and is one of our most reliable passers. On top of that, she has a great serve and racks up many aces in a season. Shayna is such a well-rounded player that can have an impact on all facets of the game. Through her career here, she has learned to perform really well under pressure and faces the big moments head on. That’s something really admirable about her character and something you really want out of one of your leaders. She has been a huge part of our success this year and will be greatly missed after she graduates this spring.
Much like on the court, Shayna is gifted off the court as well. While being a very good student and athlete, she also finds time to give back to the game by coaching a 13U Girls team in our club program. Her selfless character is evident and inspiring.”

Ashley Goodwin

Red River College Rebels

From Rebels head coach Dan McGregor…

“After a few years away from the game Ashley has returned to form of being one of the top high school volleyball players in the province. It is rare to find a middle player that can be both dominant in the front and back row, but Ashley has shown that she is a well-rounded player and worked hard to show that she deserves to play through the back row as well. Ashley brings a positive attitude to all practices and games, and has a desire to be the best player she can be by always being focused in practices and asking a lot of questions on what she can do to improve.”

2018 MCAC Men’s Volleyball Most Valuable Player

Matthew Friesen

Providence University College Pilots

From Pilots head coach Scott Masterson…
“Matt is a great volleyball player, teammate and person. He is a natural athlete and most skills seem to come easily for him. At the same time, he works very hard to improve every day, pushing himself to be better at every opportunity. By having that mindset he naturally makes his teammate better. Matt finished the season with 236 kills in 389 attempts (the most on our team) with a 46.53 attacking % and he has a league-leading 4.07 kill average. Matt also excels at passing and general ball control. These skills, coupled with a great sense of the game, have helped Matt be one of the most consistent and effective players in the league.
I am very happy for him that he can receive this recognition and I know it will only provide more motivation for him to keep working hard and helping his teammates be the best they can be.
Matt is also helping coach our 18U boy’s club volleyball team as an assistant coach. It’s really great to see him taking the extra time out of his schedule to invest in the lives and skills of younger players. It is nice to know that a quality person like Matt is having a positive impact on the lives of younger men.”

2018 MCAC Women’s Volleyball Coach of the Year

Dan McGregor, Red River College Rebels

2018 MCAC Men’s Volleyball Coach of the Year

Guy Bourgeois, Université de Saint-Boniface Les Rouges

2017 MCAC Women’s Volleyball All-Conference Team

Sara Barker, Pilots

Sam Bridle, Pilots

Kalin Winter, Cougars

Erica Scott, Cougars

Renee Desroches, Blazers

2017 MCAC Men’s Volleyball All-Conference Team

MacKenzie Hildebrand, Blazers

Eric Dornez, Les Rouges

Derrick Sabourin, Les Rouges

Brett Foley, Pilots

Lucas Pappel, Pilots

Sara Meisner named MCAC Athlete of the Week

February 21, 2018

WINNIPEG, MB., February 20, 21018 – The Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference announced Wednesday that Sara Meisner of the Red River College Rebels women’s volleyball team and Lucas Pappel of the Providence Pilots men’s volleyball team have been named Athletes of the Week.

Sara Meisner

The first-year outside hitter, born in Moosehorn, Manitoba and a graduate of Ashern Central School, led the Rebels to two 3-0 wins over the Assiniboine Community College Cougars last weekend, totalling 11 kills, 12 digs, and five solo blocks. With the back-to-back wins, the Rebels (11-5) clinched the second seed heading into the conference playoffs this weekend.

“Sara’s passing and defense have been instrumental to the success of the team this season,” said head coach Dan McGregor. “She is a determined and passionate player with a strong desire to improve and brings a positive attitude to all practices and games.”

The Rebels women’s volleyball team will host the Canadian Mennonite University Blazers in the conference semi-finals on Saturday February 24 at 4:00.

All games are hosted at Red River College. For full schedule, check out mcacathletics.ca.

Rebels Weekend Wrap: Feb 16-17

February 20, 2018

All Rebels teams were in action this weekend, with the basketball teams in playoffs, volleyball teams finishing their regular season and futsal teams with a pair of road games in Brandon.

Both basketball teams fell short at the NIAC playoff championships in Fort Totten, North Dakota, with men’s team falling in the quarterfinals and the women’s team coming up short in the semi’s. To read more, visit here and here.

The Rebels volleyball teams ended their regular seasons on a high note by both sweeping the ACC Cougars at home Friday night and Saturday afternoon. The women Rebels didn’t lose a set, winning 3-0 (25-19,25-17,25-23) and 3-0 (25-19,25-13,25-22). The team finished 2nd place in the MCAC with a 11-5 record. The men’s team won both their matches against the Cougars 3-1 (25-19,25-20,24-26,25-21) and 3-0 (25-14,25-20,25-20) clinching 4th place and the final playoff spot.

volleyball championships will be hosted by RRC, in the North Gym, Saturday February 24th and Sunday February 25th. Rebels men’s team will face the PUC Pilots at 12pm on Saturday in their semi final while the Rebels women’s team will face the CMU Blazers at 4pm in their semi. The men’s final will take place at 1pm on Sunday, followed by the women’s at 3pm.

Finally, the Rebels futsal teams achieved mixed results in Brandon on Saturday. The men’s team defeated the ACC Cougars 12-4, but then fell to the BU Bobcats 6-4. The Rebels women’s team defeated the Cougars as well by the score of 8-1, then followed up with a 2-2 tie against the Bobcats. The men’s team currently sits in 4th place with a 4-0-4 record while the women’s team is in 5th place with a 2-2-4 record. Both teams next face the USB Rouges  at USB on Friday March 2nd.